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Last approved: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:01:44 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:28:27 GMT

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HS (Horticulture Science)
141
012171
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Greenhouse Crop Production
Greenhouse Crop Production
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Horticultural Science (11HS)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Alternate Odd Years
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Laboratory3.0
Lecture2.0
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
William C. Fonteno
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture4040Nonone
Laboratory4040Nonone
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
None
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
OLTOrnamental and Landscape TechnologyRequired
AGIAll other AGI curriculaElective
Production of greenhouse crops. Emphasis on greenhouse construction and environmental manipulation of crop growth. Site selection, construction materials, greenhouse design. Specific flowering crops as models to demonstrate potted flowering plant, cut flower, and bedding plant production systems. Hands-on crop production experience plus trips to commercial floriculture production and marketing facilities.

In 199??, the Ornamentals & Landscape Technology program needed a course in plant fundamentals that would be applicable to all plant production courses.  HS 115, Plant Growth and Development was designed to meet that need.  In order to make room in the OLT curriculum for HS 115, the department chose to combine HS 122 Greenhouse Operations (3 credits) with HS 141 Greenhouse Production (3 credits) into HS 141, Greenhouse Crop Production (4 credits). The extra credit in HS 141 was for extra time needed to cover crop-related information.


Currently, the OLT program has been modified to increase course flexibility with HS Advised Courses:


HS 141 Greenhouse Crop Production


HS 151 Nursery Production


HS 131 Fruit and Vegetable Production


HS 171 Landscape Construction


Students must choose two of the four courses, depending on interest and current offerings.  There are two pair of courses, HS 141/HS 151 and HS 131/HS 171, offered at the same time but alternate years.  All but HS 141 are 3 credits- two, 50-minute lectures and one 3-hour lab.  HS 141 is two 70-minute lectures and one three-hour lab.  In order to make the course slots more interchangeable, we propose to make HS 141 a 3-credit course. 


In the past, that would be difficult but today, we have two factors that improve this process:



  1. Much of the construction, heating cooling and nutritional information involved specific calculations for determining heat load, sizing boilers, wind chill, cooling calculations, construction calculations and fertility calculations.  This took considerable time as the calculations are complex and many of our students struggle with math. 



    Today, much of greenhouse construction is prefabricated. Greenhouses come in kits.  Greenhouse supply companies have computer programs that address these issues quickly and simply for growers.  Almost no one builds greenhouses from raw materials today.

     

  2. Crop production has shifted in the US from 50% potted flowering crops and 50% cut flowers to 30% potted flowering crops and 70% bedding plants.  This has come about along with a shift from 100% wholesale production to about 70% retail production directly to consumers.  In essence, many small growers have become garden centers.



    Although this has increased the number of plant species grown, it has reduced the number of different environmental set-ups growers have to provide.  Grower training needs have shifted.


Therefore, we have redesigned HS 141 to reflect these needs.  We have shortened the lecture to 50 minutes by removing more commonly found calculation information and planned the information deemed critical for each lecture- listed in the 2017 proposed lecture info. We will handle more crop-related information in lab by growing more species.


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Student Learning Outcomes


  • To describe the technical components of greenhouse construction, maintenance and management.




  • To explain and apply the basic principles of plant growth in controlled environments.




  • To apply crop production and greenhouse management decisions and grow several different species of plants.




Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes50Seven quizzes about every two weeks. (drop lowest, but not 4 or 7)
Exam0Cumulative over semester. Replaces two lowest quiz grades (Optional if quiz average is ≥ 80)
Homework30Questions over reading assignments. 10% deducted for each day late.
Lab assignments15o Plant production project (10%
o Participation (5%)
Attendance5present or absent
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introductionone lecture
Protectionone lecture
Greenhouse Typesone lecture
Greenhouse Coversone lecture
Poinsettiasone lecture
Substrate Componentsone lecture
Substrate Propertiesone lecture
Geraniumsone lecture
Pot Mums and Garden Mumsone lecture
Watering Strategiesone lecture
Watering Systemsone lecture
Nutrition: Essentials/Strategiesone lecture
Nutrition: pH Drift/Equipment/Precautionsone lecture
Stages of Growthone lecture
Bedding Plantsone lecture
Plug Productionone lecture
Hydroponicsone lecture
Light: Properties/Shadingone lecture
Light: Increasing/Photoperiodone lecture
Mixed Plantersone lecture
Gloxinia, Streptocarpus, African Violetone lecture
Temperature 1: Heating Systemsone lecture
Temperature 2: Cooling Systems/Humidityone lecture
Controlling Growth: Physical/Biologicalone lecture
Controlling Growth: Chemicalone lecture
Marketing/Management 1one lecture
Marketing/Management 2one lecture
Rosesone lecture
Specialty Cut Flowersone lecture

aeherget (Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:29:43 GMT): AECHH: Uploading syllabus at instructor's request via email 11/21/2016.
aeherget (Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:28:27 GMT): Uploading syllabus at instructor's request via email 12/20/2016.
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